A schoolwide program (SWP) school is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards.
A targeted assistance school (TA) is so-termed because it targets its services on specific, identified children. The children are selected for services solely on the basis of academic need, not the low-income formula.
CONTRACT ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
Contract alternative schools are run by community-based agencies who hire staff and provide the facility. Their mission is to serve those students who are identified under state statute (MS 124D.68) as "at-risk" to graduate on time with their peers. Students attending these schools continue to be Minneapolis Public Schools students during their enrollment.
Learn more about MPS Contract Alternative Programs